Originally Posted by delben91
I love when people throw the word "inexcusable" around about the actions of a professional sports team. As if it's a personal affront and the team would come looking for your pardon but "oh no, they won't be getting it."
My opinion is only one of the hundreds of the Sox' remaining fan base, but you seem to think a professional sports team is above the opinions of its fans. You go ahead and accept 2013, your privilege. I think there is no good excuse for it.
I doubt that the loss of AJ by itself caused a 30-game swing, but I think it entirely possible that the leadership vacuum it created made the difference between a respectable (Of course the Sox don't need my respect.) season and an embarrassing one. If you are OK with it, fine.